auditory system

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Noun1.auditory system - the sensory system for hearingauditory system - the sensory system for hearing  
auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
acoustic nerve, auditory nerve, eighth cranial nerve, nervus vestibulocochlearis, vestibulocochlear nerve - a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, sense of hearing, hearing - the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
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'We have witnessed that for the auditory system, some drugs are more effective at nighttime than daytime, whereas for others it's the opposite, suggesting that it's not the pharmacodynamics that dictate such outcomes, rather it is the biology of the target cell that will determine whether an organ will respond to a drug at a specific time of the day', says Barbara Canlon.
Twenty-one papers summarize recent findings on the mechanisms that underlie sharp frequency tuning in the auditory system, how temporal information is encoded in the cochlea and transmitted to the brain, and how the latter can provide top-down control of sound processing.
The match between the sensitivity of the auditory system and the energy spectrum of sender vocalizations influences the signal-to-noise ratio for receivers (Capranica and Moffat, 1983; Endler, 1992; Gerhardt and Schwartz, 2001).
According to, catfish are able to produce and detect sound due to a bony structure that connects their swim bladder and auditory system. By rubbing together body parts or inducing vibration of the swim bladder, catfish can produce different noises.
The ontogeny of auditory system function has been correlated with many events, for example, the differentiation of the outer hair cells (OHCs), maturation of the synapses, development of tissue space in the organ of Corti (OC), and degradation of Kolliker's organ [13].
[USA] Mar 12 (ANI): Listening to music when you are pregnant helps boost the auditory system of the newborn baby reveals study.
The MOC reflex activity enables our auditory system to adapt noises by reducing its response to a constant noise presence and to adapt our dynamic hearing range to the current environment.
Gene therapy approaches in animal models must therefore take this into account, and gene therapy efficacy must be demonstrated following a gene injection when the auditory system is already in place.
After numerous studies began enlightening the dark pages of the central auditory system, CAPD was first officially described in 1992 by the American Speech--Language--Hearing Association (Figure 1 and 2) (13).
Thus, the identification of similar results between the non-PD and PD groups in the PTA in our study suggests that the identified hearing loss may be related to the aging process of the peripheral auditory system and not specifically to some pathophysiological process of PD.